Ryerson students dance six hours for charity

A Groovin' for Charity dancer.

A Groovin’ for Charity dancer. (Natalie Marynowski, Ryersonian Staff)

Despite the frigid weather and snowfall, JDC Central (JDCC)  team gathered at Yonge – Dundas Square Nov. 13  to dance a requirement of six hours, raising approximately $2,600 for children and youth in the community.

It was the sixth annual charity dance-a-thon supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.

Through online donations the JDCC team made up to $2,200 and through offline and on site donations they raised approximately $400.

JDCC Business Competition is an academic case competition. It combines academics, athletics and social challenges in order to test undergraduate business students. Prior to the event, every university is required to compete in a charity competition.

The team, made up of 47 delegates and four executives, all came together for the mandatory six hour dance event when they qualified to be a part of the team. Community members were also encouraged to join in and dance.

“Friends from other student groups in the business school showed their support and first years in the business program came out because this event is part of one of their buisness assignments,” said Samra Ramzan, vice president of Charity on the executive team.

DJ Mix n Match and DJ Arudz donated their time for the event and performed for no cost.

Samra was pleased with the outcome stating the only setback was the weather.

“Everything was extremely organized, and we were able to raise a decent amount,” she said.


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